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Antique Turkmen Yomut Tribal Jewelry Large Silver Necklace

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Price: $2,600.00
Item Number: ab-383-NK

Antique Yomut Turkmen Tribal Jewelry Large Silver Necklace - Museum Quality

This extraordinary large antique Turkmen Yomut (Yamot) Tribal Jewelry Necklace is over 100 years old and in Museum Quality condition. It was skillfully handcrafted of Silver with Gold-Gilded medallions strategically placed throughout the entire piece in classic Yomut fashion. Multiple Carnelians sit in raised bezels, adding color and dimension, while promising to ward off the evil eye.

The main pendant is of 2 stylized eagles facing in opposite directions - a traditional motif and said to protect of the wearer from harm. Distinctive Turkmen bells hang below, making a wonderful sound with movement. A rich age patina remains intact, having been gently rubbed to reveal an incomparable luster below.

In addition to wearing as a necklace, jewelry like this was often worn attached to two braids along the back of head. Turkmen are notorious for generously embellishing all surfaces of the body with large, elaborate jewelry, and this necklace is no exception. Please see Lalya Diba's book "Turkmen Jewelry" for more wonderful examples of old Turkmen Jewelry.

Measurements: (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
       ( Please also see images for diagram with dimensions)
   Size large pendant = 8 inches long x 5-1/4 inches wide
   Neckline Circumference = 28 inches (inner neckline circumference)
   Dimensions 5 pendants together on sides =  10-3/4 inches long x 1-1/2 inch wide (each side  
   Weight = 11.9 oz (340 grams)
   Material = Silver; Gold Gild; Carnelians

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